'It will affect me for the rest of my life': Victim opens up after drink spiked in nightclub

Video report by ITV News Meridian's Carolyn Sim

A young woman from Oxford who was assaulted after having her drink spiked has described how her ordeal left her traumatised. 

Amber Kordy was out with friends at university two years ago when she believes something was dropped into her drink, leaving her vulnerable and unable to walk properly.

Amber said: "I put my drink down for under a minute to say hi to a friend. The drug took effect really really quickly.

"I was really losing my bearings, I couldn't walk properly, I felt like I didn't really know where I was, my sense of time was really warped. At one point I fell and dropped my phone."

In a dark corridor at Atik in Oxford, afraid and disorientated, Amber was assaulted by a man she did not know.

Amber, seen here on the right, says the assault has left her with "lasting trauma" Credit: ITV News Meridian

Amber continued: "For the first few days I didn't really realise what had happened and then I started getting these nightmares, these flashbacks.

"For a really long time it impacted my trust of everyone and everything."

Amber felt unable to go to the police because the drug had distorted her memory and there was no CCTV of the assault. She has only recently been able to go clubbing again.

She said: "I think the lasting trauma of the event, still has an affect and will probably still have an affect for the rest of my life in one way or another."

Nightclub Atik in Oxford will be closed on Wednesday (October 27) in solidarity with the campaign Credit: ITV News Meridian

The club Atik is among dozens being boycotted on Wednesday (October 27), by mostly women, as part of a national protest called 'A Girl's Night In'.

The campaign is calling for more action to keep people safe and aims to raise awareness of the dangers of all forms of spiking.

Amber's friend, Holly Housden said: "It's about having better anti-drink spiking policies in place. It's about having better trained bar staff who know the signs.

"It's about making sure that girls get home safe. There's so many different demands that can be made."

Atik said they will not be opening on Wednesday in solidarity with the campaign, and that their staff are fully trained in how to spot cases of spiking.